Wagga-raised author Maree Fenton-Smith pays homage to regional NSW in new children's novel

Hayley Wilkinson
By Hayley Wilkinson
Updated October 18 2021 - 8:48am, first published 7:00am
NEW BOOK: Maree Fenton-Smith is a Wagga-raised children's author. Her latest novel 'My Unfortunate Past' is set in regional New South Wales and features many key descriptions of Australian drought. Image supplied.

A former Wagga resident is changing the narrative of Australian children's writing by tackling the lack of regional representation in stories.

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Hayley Wilkinson

Hayley grew up in Carabost, 45 minutes south-east of Wagga. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wollongong in 2020 before launching her career at The Daily Advertiser. You can find her covering events, entertainment and human interest. Email: hayley.wilkinson@dailyadvertiser.com.au